Finding great spots for views, panoramas, or photography of specific sites or locations.

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What publicly accessible tall structures to take photos from exist in London?

I'm looking for publicly accessible tall structures in London from where I can take photos of the city. The Monument to the Great Fire of London has pretty good views, and I understand you can get ...
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How can I get a great view of Shanghai?

I'm going to visit Shanghai next month and I know there are several huge skyscrapers. Now I'm wondering from which tower, that's accessible to the main public, can I get the best view at an ...
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Rooftop bar in Manhattan?

Currently I'm in New York. I'm looking for a rooftop bar that provides a great overview about Manhattan, but is still affordable. (20 dollar for cocktail at maximum.) Additionally, I want to go there ...
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Is there any possibility to view London from “The Gherkin”?

30 St Mary Axe, officially The Swiss Re Building, colloquially The Gherkin is one of the most prominent and tallest buildings in modern London, but it's proving difficult to find out for sure whether ...
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What publicly accessible tall buildings are good for views & photography in Manhattan?

There was a similar question for London... but what about New York City? I'm mainly thinking (Midtown) Manhattan, but feel free to recommend awesome vantage points elsewhere in NYC too. If going to ...
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What are my options to get an bird's eye view of the Niagara falls?

What options do I have to see the Niagara Falls from a bird's eye view?
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Where is a tripod allowed from high up in New York City?

The title says it all. I'd like to make a time-lapse video in New York City, but most buildings do not allow tripods. Does anyone know where I can use one 'from above'?
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Can I see Lebanon from Cyprus?

On the map, Cyprus seems not to far away from Lebanon. Approximately 100 kilometers. Is it possible to see parts of Lebanon from anywhere in Cyprus?
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How's the view from Somerset House's terrace?

Somerset House advertises that it's possible to watch the fireworks from their terrace on New Year's Eve - for a fee, of course. On the map they seem very close to the heart of things, but of course ...
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What time should we go to Times Square on New Year's eve?

We're going to be in New York over New Year's and are thinking of doing the stereotypical thing and going to Times Square. What time should we be getting there to get a decent vantage point? Does ...
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How to get to Angel Falls?

I've been told that it's really difficult to get to the falls themselves. Wikitravel seems to indicate you can only fly in. What options exist for getting to a great view of the falls themselves?
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Does anything happen at Lady Bay, Sydney on New Year's Eve, or is it closed like some other beaches?

Lady Bay is a small nudist beach near Watsons Bay in Sydney Australia. I seem to recall that there's at least a partial view of the city from there. Possibly not the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney ...
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Is there any possibility to view London from One Canada Square (Canary Wharf)?

One Canada Square, incorrectly referred to as Canary Wharf is the tallest building in London, but it's proving difficult to find out for sure whether it has any public viewing platform or bar or ...
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What is a good place to have a bird's eye view of Boston?

I'm looking for a place to take pictures of Boston, esp. Back Bay's brownstones. What is a good place to have a bird's eye view of Boston? Some place free and open to tourists would be great!
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Is there a site that lists all the best viewpoints of Lisbon?

I have a goal which is visiting all view points in Lisbon, if possible, in one day. The city has quite some points with very nice scenic views. I know quite a few, but when I talk to people about ...
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Sunrise/sunset photographic opportunities at the Grand Canyon

I'm hoping to get a great view of the sunrise at the Grand Canyon. I'll be staying in Williams, and will be there the first weekend of September. Where is generally (on the South Rim) considered to ...
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Vantage point for photography in Panama City

Yes, we have similar questions for Manhattan, London and Vancouver, but what about Panama City? It has a lot of skyscrapers, but WikiVoyage, Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor mention nothing about a ...
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Is there a view point of Grand Canyon close to Las Vegas?

We are going to Vegas. The proper Grand Canyon parks are too far from the city of Las Vegas but is there something within 3 hours that provides a view of the Grand Canyons and is popular?
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Where can I go in Vancouver that's high up for a good view of the city for photography?

Yes, we have similar questions for Manhattan and London, but having just moved to Vancouver I'm keen to find something here - there are a lot of skyscrapers downtown, but I know nothing about them. ...
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How can I find tall buildings with a publicly accessible view at an upper floor?

Many travelers enjoy great views from high vantage points such as a hill nearby a city (e.g. Mount Monserrate in Bogota, Colombia), or the (less popular than the Space Needle, but taller) Columbia ...
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Vantage point in Austin, Texas for photos?

I'm staying in a hostel on the river which has a great view of the downtown skyline of Austin (the HI hostel). However, I'm wondering if there's a tower that's publicly accessible in downtown Austin ...